New England is prone to weather extremes – heat and cold – as well as precipitation in all its forms. We overwhelmingly rely on fossil fuels to heat our buildings and an aging electricity grid to bring us electricity. Most buildings were not built to address our current expectations of energy performance or comfort, let alone volatile energy costs. Resilient Buildings are much more energy efficient and are better prepared to withstand extreme weather and energy volatility. Our projects are aggressively insulated and use energy efficiency and renewable energy appropriately to maximize savings.
Our Deep Energy Retrofit projects often reduce energy use by more than 50% and reduce energy costs by upwards of 70%. We have also worked on a number of net-zero and close to net-zero energy projects.
These projects succeed because of extra attention to integrating the team: the building owner, the occupants, the design team, the contractors and subcontractors – everyone on the project.
Over the years, we have consulted on many of the LEED-certified buildings in New Hampshire and have LEED projects in all the Northeast States — LEED-New Construction, LEED-Mid-Rise, and LEED for Homes (special focus on multifamily projects).